World Aids Day 2006 ContestWorld Aids Day is held on December 1st, and internationally recognised as an opportunity for people to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS. This year, the theme this year is Stop AIDS, Keep the Promise.World Aids Day 2006 Contest by fourteenthstar
Around forty million people are living with HIV throughout the world - and that number increases in every region every day. Ignorance and prejudice fuel the spread of a preventable disease and we'd like you to join us in a global effort to help put an end to HIV and prejudice by using your creativity and artistic skills.
We're inviting submissions which promote awareness of the way in which HIV affects individuals and families, or which promote positive messages of safer sexual health and relationships. We'll be selecting winners to receive exclusive deviantART World Aids Day Goodies to commemorate the event.
Think about what World AIDS Day means to you. Maybe you are affected by HIV or know someone who is. Maybe you work along side people who are HIV positive and have a st
Prints II LaunchPRINTS II LAUNCHPrints II Launch by robert
Just in time for the holidays, we are happy to announce the launch of the first phase of the entirely new prints program. Much more is yet to come! Prints II is hand-crafted by pirates, code monkeys, and magical liopleurodons! We have new tools, new features, new functionality, new products, new prices, and well, a bunch more new stuff.
All users registered on deviantART are now Standard Print Account holders.
All users with a print account purchased before November 21, 2006 are now permanent Premium Print Account holders, and they do not have to pay the annual subscription fee that new premium accounts will require.
The new Standard Print Accounts are NOT the same as the Basic Prints Program, which has been discontinued. All deviations submitted as prints for the Basic Prints Program have been rejected and removed from all shops. You must resubmit.
Check it out here. New b
Marius Budu is a visual artist working with photography and digital art. He is currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark.|
His stunning way of expressing the essence of the human condition has captured tens of thousands of art lovers worldwide. This has ensured him exhibitions at galleries in countries like United States, Canada, Denmark and Romania as well as earning him praise from cultural websites and art communities alike.
Marius Budu’s photographs are strong and focused, with few details supporting the clear impression of one thought or emotion. Through his unique use of light and shading, the pieces create structure and emphasize the sparse, yet vivid colors. The photographs are driven by his fascination with the human body as a raw material for art: Sculptured, twisted and focused on the minute details, revealing its inherent individuality. The photography plays with the viewer’s expectations of composition and motif - often portraying only ambiguous parts of the body, letting the viewer wonder or simply absorb.
His digital art unites beautifully twisted visual concepts with the foggy sphere of subconsciousness. Drawing large inspiration from nature’s forces, Marius Budu depicts glimpses of a dream world that is far from familiar and yet recognizable. The art pieces dance between surrealism and realism, placing well known subjects in an altered context – creating a deeper look into the concept and at the same time reflecting the viewer’s subjective interpretation.
Marius Budu delineates the human experience as a whole – uniting the photography’s embodied honesty with visual echoes of a mind’s streaming notions.
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